As you will all be aware, the NHS has come under great strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of the non-urgent hospital and community services were ‘paused’ - both as a safety precaution and to allow us to deliver the urgent care necessary.
Birth services at Helme Chase Maternity Unit, Westmorland General Hospital, have been reinstated following a temporary suspension due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Health and care organisations are asking people across Lancashire and South Cumbria to make a real difference in our community and support health and care services this winter by helping to look out for your friends, neighbours, loved ones and those who are most vulnerable and at risk from flu and Covid-19. Let’s do it for Lancashire and South Cumbria.
A two-year project aimed at providing extra training for health care professionals who support cancer patients across Lancashire and South Cumbria is being made permanent.
Families who have been affected by baby loss are invited to join University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) for their annual service of remembrance.
A cancer information and support service is continuing to help people living with cancer across Morecambe Bay during the latest lockdown by providing vital telephone and online support.
Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal has been honoured as a National Joint Registry (NJR) ‘Quality Data Provider’ after successfully completing a national programme of orthopaedic data audits.
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) is delighted to have launched a new £2.5 million operating theatre at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI).
From Wednesday 11 November, people in Morecambe Bay who need urgent NHS care are being asked to contact NHS 111 either online (visit 111.nhs.uk) or by phone (dial 111) before they decide to walk in to the Emergency Department (A&E).
Around 6,000 patients who had a planned operation in orthopaedics or general surgery at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) in 2019 have been asked to share their views via a survey on what types of advice, support and tools they think will help improve people’s wellness prior to an operation. The feedback from the survey will be used to shape a Patient Charter - Are you Set for Surgery? - for the Theatres service across Morecambe Bay.
People in Lancashire and South Cumbria are being urged to contact their GP if they have any signs or symptoms of lung cancer.